Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace changed a few members and added new product venues since last semester. The organization, however, maintains the same mission of collaboration and empowerment through sustainable enterprise and we kept some of the same faces - such as our directors, Madeline Wagner and Rebecca Gilbert - but there are many new leaders contributing a variety of new ideas which have allowed us to have more sale locations for our products.
We have been fortunate enough to have venues all over the UW-Madison campus. Every Thursday through Saturday, our products have been and will be sold at Rennie’s Corner in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. This past week we had our first sale in the West Atrium of Grainger Hall, which we are optimistic to sell at in the future. We’ve also fostered a new partnership with Slow-Food UW, a like-minded organization on campus at UW-Madison. We sell at their Family Dinner nights on the first Monday of each month. Check out our sales page for more information.
The leadership team is composed of a diverse group of individuals motivated to make a difference. Sophia Goldschmidt is the Social Media Coordinator and has been busy running our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages - check them out! Back from last year is also Molly Rossiter, an Events Coordinator, who has partnered with newcomer, Ashley Summers. Molly and Ashley have been busy organizing our volunteer events staff and finding venues for us to sell our products. Another partner duo is the finance team led by Samantha Mortensen and Troy Howard. Our graphic designer, Erica Hess, artfully arranges all of our filers and other promotional material. Keeping the dialogue running with our artisan partners all over the world is Kealey Clemens. Hannah Keeser, the Wholesale Coordinator, is collaborating with Madison area businesses. Jen Wagman is serving as the Public Relations Coordinator and will be working in tandem with Sophia. Also, we have added Grayson Freking to our team as the Website Master.
For more fair trade fun and to stay up to date with Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace, follow our social media accounts or stop by one of our sales!